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Howard schools gearing up for flu season, offering free vaccines

Howard schools gearing up for flu season, offering free vaccines

The Howard County school system is preparing for flu season with its annual free vaccination clinics at all 77 schools.

The flu season begins in October and can last until May, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the flu season happens each year, it is not possible to determine what the new season will be like, according to the CDC. The length, timing and severity varies from season to season.

The flu shots will be offered by the nonprofit Maryland Partnership for Prevention and the school system between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15.

“If they don’t have insurance, no student is turned away,” said Brian...

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